[wp-hackers] is it a good idea to remove the category base?

IC IC icwordpress at gmail.com
Fri Dec 2 23:27:09 UTC 2011

The codex has this to say about Category base and Tag base

The Category base and Tag base are prefixes used in URLs for category
and tag archives, which look like this:


The default values for these are category and tag. You can change
them, but you can't remove them from the URLs altogether.

But we all know that there are plugins that let you overcome this
limitation allowing you to remove the category base, the question is

For some reason, I sense that this kind of a modification would effect
the performance and may cause odd behavior.
Any comment-|insight appreciated ?

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